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ABBYY Extends partnership with Lifeboat Distribution to the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg

June 28, 2018

ABBYY®, a global provider of content intelligent solutions and services, today announced the extension of its partnership with Lifeboat Distribution®, a value added distributor, providing supply chain services and connecting best-in-breed software publishers with resellers around the globe. The company will now distribute ABBYY FineReader and ABBYY Recognition Server in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.  

The new agreement extends the partnership between the two companies signed earlier this year, which covered the distribution of ABBYY FineReader and Recognition Server by Lifeboat in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

“Our initial offering of FineReader and Recognition Server throughout North America was met with great success, and we quickly realized the need to expand our agreement with ABBYY to include the Benelux regions. ABBYY addresses a growing need for comprehensive, powerful OCR and PDF solutions and together, we are able to deliver the best value to the market”, comments Ruud van Noort, Managing Director at Lifeboat Europe.

“We are happy to extend our partnership with Lifeboat Distribution to Benelux. Organizations worldwide can use ABBYY FineReader and Recognition Server to enhance employee efficiencies and improve knowledge workers’ experience while supporting their digital transformation initiatives”, adds Kristin Wagener, Senior Director, Application Software Sales at ABBYY.

FineReader and Recognition Server are an important part of ABBYY’s comprehensive portfolio of tools that simplify digitization, capture and extraction of data.  ABBYY FineReader is a powerful PDF editing application with underlying OCR capabilities of exceptional accuracy, for increasing business productivity when working with documents. It provides versatile easy-to-use tools to access and modify information locked in PDF documents and scans.

ABBYY Recognition Server is a document conversion server that automatically converts paper, image and electronic documents and saves them as compressed archive compliant files, such as PDF or PDF/A. It helps organizations of any size optimize business processes while also achieving compliance, collaboration and long-term storage goals.


ABBYY is a global leader of content intelligent solutions and services. ABBYY offers a complete range of AI-based technologies and solutions transforming business documents and content into business value. By providing digital transformation solutions to financial services, insurance, transportation, healthcare and other industries, the company helps organizations achieve the next wave of growth by understanding customers and delivering responsive real-time intelligent systems. The flexibility of ABBYY AI solutions enables customers to utilize a diverse range of advanced technologies, platforms and solutions for classification, text analytics, data and entity extraction, and data validation via any communication channel and in any format. ABBYY technologies are used and licensed by some of the largest international enterprises and government organizations, as well as SMBs and individuals. The company maintains offices in Australia, Canada, Cyprus, France, Germany, Japan, Spain, Taiwan, UAE, the UK, Ukraine, and the United States. For more information, please visit

ABBYY and the ABBYY Logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of ABBYY Software Ltd. Other product names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners and are hereby recognized.

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About Lifeboat Distribution

Lifeboat Distribution, a subsidiary of Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WSTG), is an international value added distributor for virtualization/cloud computing, security, application and network infrastructure, business continuity/disaster recovery, database infrastructure and management, application lifecycle management, science/engineering, and other technically sophisticated products. The company helps vendors recruit and build multinational solution provider networks, power their networks, and drive incremental sales revenues that complement existing sales channels. Lifeboat Distribution services thousands of solution providers, VARs, systems integrators, corporate resellers, and consultants worldwide, helping them power a rich opportunity stream, and build profitable product and service businesses.

For additional information visit, or call 1.800.847.7078 (US), +1.732.389.0037 (International), +1.888.523.7777 (Canada), or + (Europe). Follow Lifeboat Distribution on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter @LifeboatVAD.

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